There's nothing better than getting into the spirit of the season, and by season of course I'm talking about new Star Wars movie season. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is hitting theaters this Friday (or rather Thursday night at midnight, if you're doing it right) and based on what I'm hearing from those who were fortunate enough to see it ahead of release it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm incredibly excited to see it, and both Zen Studios and Aspyr Media are also excited it seems as they're getting in on the fun by offering some deep discounts on their Star Wars mobile games. First up is BioWare's absolute stone-cold classic RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$9.99].

Originally released in 2003, Knights of the Old Republic (or KOTOR) holds up incredibly well even today. The iOS version has been around for several years, and due to the semi-turn-based combat in the game the experience translates really well to the touchscreen. It's been on sale a ton in the past, but it hasn't been this low since the May the 4th Be With You celebration earlier this year. There are hours upon hours of content in KOTOR so if you've yet to pick this one up on mobile the $5 sale price beckons you. If you need a gentle push, please refer to our original 2013 review or Shaun's very in-depth RPGReload feature from early 2015.

Over on the Zen Studios side of things, they've dropped the price of their Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] app to celebrate the release of The Last Jedi. How far did they drop it? All the way down to free! The Star Wars Pinball app is sold piecemeal so the initial download will net you the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back table for free with many, MANY additional tables available as in-app purchases. Still, you can't sneeze at a free Star Wars pinball table that usually costs $1.99. Just try to sneeze at it, you can't!

Like KOTOR, Star Wars Pinball has been around for a number of years but also hasn't seen a sale since last May 4th. If you're a Star Wars fan and especially if you're gearing up to see The Last Jedi this week, either game is worthy of your time to get into the Star Wars spirit. Oh, and while I imagine just about everybody is doing their darndest to avoid spoilers for the new movie, let me just throw this out there: Chewbacca has been Darth Vader this whole time!

  • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

    These are great games. If you like Star Wars, you really should have them.

    That said, I wish we would get some great NEW Star Wars games (even ports). Galaxy of Heroes doesn't quite do it for me, but I guess that's going to be it for the foreseeable future, so maybe I should give it another chance.

    • curtneedsaride

      I’ve been logging in for a while with GoH. That’s pretty much the game for me. It’s nice to see the art and all, but I’m not going to pay $50 for some shards of characters. It’s a terrible use of the license.

      That said, I agree about these two games! I’d also recommend the LEGO Star Wars titles, especially the Force Awakens. We really do need some ports, though. These F2P apps feel like a waste of time for me.

      • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

        I kinda-sorta see the appeal, since Star Trek Timelines is fun for me, and even though it's similar, it seems more strategic somehow. I wish there were another original Star Wars story game. Uprising with auto-play (like GOH or Lineage Ii) would have been fun.

        LEGO is fun too.

      • boydstr

        Yeah your right the only game that I have on my iPhone is SWKotoR all other games that have a release on the iPhone is FTP and isn’t worth my time should be great when they ported the SW games that appear on the SNES over to the iPhone especially Super return of the Jedi was so great with some mode7 gameplay that give a sort of 3D effect this was seen never before on home consoles it is unbelievable how fast technology has grown on PC phones and consoles.

    • bigrand1

      I wish they would bring back Trench Run! I dug that one!!! 👍

  • boydstr

    I agree with WofO I really like to see a Star Wars adventure don’t even mind when it is a port there was a great SWFPS if I remember it correctly on the PS2 but there are so many great SW games to choose from.

  • Joshua Woodward

    They should add the table to the new Nintendo Switch version.